Art, Aesthetics and Experimental Media Specialization

Students have at least one Theory course and no more than one course from FINA.

Theory:

MSCH-F 326 Authorship in the Media: Women Filmmakers and Playwrights

(3 cr.) CASE A&H

P: MSCH-C 101 or CMCL-C 190, or consent of instructor. Topic varies: in-depth analysis of directors, producers, or creative individuals in the media, viewed as ‘authors.’ May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 326 and CMCL-C 326.

MSCH-F 392 Media Genres: Local/Global Video Art: Analog and Digital Interventions from Here to the Asia Pacific

(3 cr.) CASE A&H

P: MSCH-C 101 or CMCL-C 190, or consent of instructor. Topic varies. Analysis of typical genres, such as westerns, situation comedies, documentaries, etc. Problems of generic description or definition: themes, conventions, iconography peculiar to given genres. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 392 and CMCL-C 392.

MSCH-F 420 Topics in Media History: History of the American Avant-garde

(3 cr.)

CASE S&H Media historiography, topics in national media history, national and international movements and trends. Topic varies. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 420 and CMCL-C 420.

MSCH-F 420 Topics in Media History: Sound and Cinema

(3 cr.) CASE S&H Media historiography, topics in national media history, national and international movements and trends. Topic varies. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 420 and CMCL-C 420.

Production:

MSCH-P 335 Production as Criticism

(3 cr.) CASE A&H

Provides conceptual and hands-on experience for researching, writing, and producing different genres of video programs using VRA camcorders and editing systems. This course emphasizes conceptual processes from the original script to the completed video. Lab fee required. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-P 335 and CMCL-C 335.

MSCH-P 360 Motion Picture Production

(4 cr.)

A hands-on introduction to the technical and aesthetic basics of making 16mm silent films. Students learn how to design, direct, light, shoot, and edit several short films working individually and in groups. Lab fee required. Credit given for only one of MSCH-P 360 or CMCL-C 360.

MSCH-P 438 Experiments with the Film Camera

(4 cr.)

P: MSCH-P 360 or CMCL-C 360. An exploration of techniques and concepts of experimental filmmaking which builds on the foundation of other production classes. For students with a solid background in basic cinematography and visual storytelling, as well as in the fundamentals of digital editing. Credit given for only one of MSCH-P 438 or CMCL-C 438.

MSCH-P 460 Advanced Motion Picture Production

(4 cr.)

P: One of MSCH-P 335, MSCH-P 360, CMCL-C 360, or CMCL-C 335; permission of instructor. Students produce one personal project (narrative, documentary, or experimental) from script to screen, using either 16 mm. or digital video. Each class meeting devoted to discussing the students’ projects and exploring the aesthetic and technical issues involved. Each student assists in the production of at least one other project by a fellow student. Lab fee required. Credit given for only one of MSCH-P 460 or CMCL-C 460.

Courses from Fine Arts:

FINA-D 317 Video Art

(3 cr.)

P: F100, F101 or F102 or D210, or portfolio review. A & H Exploration of the medium of video as an aesthetic expression. Time and sound are elements incorporated into visual composition’s traditional concerns. Emphasis on technical command of video camera and digital editing procedures in conjunction with development of a visual sensitivity. Readings and a research project are required. Credit given for only one of D317 or T320.

FINA-D 419 Special Topics in Digital Art (approved topics)

(3 cr.)

P: D210 or T230, and permission of instructor. Special topics in computer-related art production. May be repeated for a combined maximum of 6 credit hours in D419 and T338.

FINA-D 310 Interactive Multimedia

(3 cr.)

P: D210 or T230, and portfolio review. A study of the principles and fundamental techniques for creating multimedia projects that explore their potential for critical artistic expression. The course will examine issues specific to onscreen interaction and time-based media. Tools such as Flash, Dreamweaver, and other supporting programs will be covered. Credit given for only one of D310 or T330.

FINA-D 410 Advanced Multimedia

(1–6 cr.)

P: D310 or T330, and permission of instructor. A broad range of aesthetic and conceptual issues related to digital material and electronic interactivity. Students are encouraged to develop art projects using digital multimedia, video, hypertext, or the incorporation of object-based media. Dialogue of timely issues through readings, screenings, Web sites, and gallery visits. May be repeated for a combined maximum of 20 credit hours in D410 and T430.

FINA-D 417 Digital Video

(1–6 cr.)

P: D 317 or T 320. Advanced study of video’s potential in contemporary fine art practice. Students will create a new visual vocabulary using the latest technology including high-definition video systems and interactive DVD authoring. Covers special effects and animation programs that allow artists to further explore the aesthetics of time-based media. May be repeated for a combined maximum of 20 credit hours in D417 and T420.

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